Nov 012017

Another PALs update today.

  • I have converted to GAL16V8 fuse map the Super Burger Time PAL dumps we had from Luiskiko time ago, they all works fine when tested.


  • ‘cpsystem3’ sent in dump (successfully tested by himself) of the PLD present on a Knight of Valour Super Heroes PGM cartridge, thanks to him.


  • Lastly, I dumped the PLD @1F from what appears to be a well made reproduction of Pang 3 B-BOARD

Equations of PAL are different from original board since bootleg use eight 4Mbit GFX ROMs instead of the two 16Mbit ones of genuine boardl.All other PALs are identical to original.Dump is untested for now since board is not working.

 Posted by at 3:08 pm
Oct 292017

Today we have a massive update.Dumps came from the following PCBs:

  • Athena bootleg

Porchy dumped the PALs from a copy board and successfully tested dumps back on board.Corrado Tomaselli confirmed dumps are working also on the original PCB.Devices were all unsecured (two PAL16L8 and one PAL20L8) and they have been reversed into GAL devices (for the 24 pin one both GAL20V8 and GAL22V10 replacement available).Thanks again to both them.


  • Cyberball (prototype with serial #0002)

Dumps were provided by ‘coolmod’ on Dumping Union list from an early revision/protoype of board.Devices were all unsecured PAL16L8.We mark them as “assumed working” since we have no means of testing GAL replacements.Thanks to him.


  • Locked ‘n Loaded 

256KB binary PAL dumps provided by Smitdogg on Dumping Union from a faulty board.I reversed them into GAL fuse map which we mark as ‘untested’ until testing on a working PCB will be done.Thanks to him.


  • Gokidetor (a mechanical wack a mole type game by Taito)

Dumps provided by Smitdogg on Dumping Union, devices were all unsecured.We mark them as “assumed working” for now.Thanks to him.


  • Bobble Bobble (bootleg of Bubble Bobble)

I dumped  and reversed into GALs the three PALs from this one layer bootleg.All dumps matches the two layer version (dumped by Porchy some time ago) except for one which has slightly different equations.


  • Tecmo World Cup ’94

Board has six PALs but I was able to dump and reverse into GAL only the one @U64.


  • Pipe Dream

I dumped the PLDs from a dead board.Out of four devices present one was registered so not dumpable.Dumps are untested for now until we can test them on a working board.

 Posted by at 5:08 pm

Cabal (bootleg) PAL dumps added

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Aug 292017

Today I dumped the two PALs from a working bootleg of Cabal.Original devices were two secured PAL16L8 which I reversed and successfully tested onto GAL16V8.

 Posted by at 11:09 pm

FixEight PAL dump added

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Aug 252017

‘Rod_Wod’ sent in dump of the unique PAL from a FixEight PCB.Original device was an unsecured PALCE16V8H, dump has been successfully tested by him onto a same device and a GAL16V8 too.Thanks again to him.

 Posted by at 2:26 pm

Nichibutsu High Rate DVD System PAL dumps added

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Aug 202017

We have some new dumps from an unusual arcade hardware called High Rate DVD, a DVD-based mahjong system released by Nichibutsu in different volumes, you can read more about here:

New arrivals 12/07/2017

256KB binary dumps have been provided by ‘system11’ on Dumping Union list, I took care of reversing them to GAL16V8 targeting devices.Each PAL (identified by a colored stripe or dot on chip)  is shared among more than a volume and other Mahjong games too, you will find info on database.Thanks to ‘system11 who also successfully tested dumps back on hardware.

 Posted by at 10:11 am